Month: August 2014

EC Pedals SuperSwitcher 2 Indiegogo campaign

The problem with having too much* guitar gear is that it can be troublesome to use it all together once it’s setup. There’s looping, channel shifting, tuning, midi control and amplifier effect control (like reverb) to contend with. So unless you’re built like Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, it can get tricky. Luckily for us all, EC Pedals has started an Indiegogo campaign to develop the SuperSwitcher 2 (which could just be the most advanced switching system you’re likely to see).

Steve, Dave and Jim return (with some pedalboard planning)

I recently had too much time on my hands and wasted it by putting together a small Instagram storyline that featured three Lego men I decided to call Steve, Dave and Jim. Not one to dwell on that wasted time, I wasted more time and wrote a Blog article about it all and put together a downloadable PDF booklet of the story. If you’re going to waste time, do it properly I say.

Well, because I do say that, I went ahead and did it all over again. So here is the second series of Steve, Dave and Jim (pedalboard planning).

Moniker Guitars introduces the Reedsdale Double Cutaway

If you haven’t heard of Moniker Guitars yet them shame on you for several reasons. Firstly, they’re awesome and their gallery of work is perhaps the most impressive I’ve seen (even if you take my spiral Reedsdale out of the equation). Secondly I’ve written about them a few times before. I was pretty sure everybody had read all the articles on this website. My expectations of the Internet aren’t too high at all. Thirdly and most importantly, there’s a Moniker Guitar featured prominently in my website header currently. It’s that sexy spiral guitar. So sexy …

Ignoring all of that (as many people will) the purpose of today’s article is to mention the all-new (coming soon) Moniker Guitars Reedsdale Double Cutaway. Damn it! Now I want another guitar from Moniker Guitars.

52 Amplifier Heads, week 35—Kustom Defender 5H

Last week’s wishlist amplifier head had two knobs. Minimalistic is cool. But maybe two knobs is one too many. What do you really need?! Volume and tubes. That’s all you need. If the amplifier head can be around $100 then your wallet is also happy. The Kustom Defender 5H ticks all those boxes by providing perhaps the most simplified amplifier head around. If my wife was picking the amplifier head for me, she’d pick this one.

52 Amplifier Heads, week 34—Diamond Amplification Positron

Did you know that a positron is also called an antielectron? Did you also know that when a low-energy positron smashes into a low-energy electron that annihilation occurs? Awesome right? That’s the kind of brutality that appeals to a true metal-head like me. Also positron is just a cool sounding word. Cool … Sounding … Surely that translates into an awesome amplifier if you’re the Diamond Amplifications Positron 18 watt head. Let’s hope so, because I want one.